WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence – WHO Technical Report Series, No. 903 - Thirty-second Report
(2001; 32 pages)


Implementation of the international drug control conventions is conducted under the auspices of the United Nations system as a whole. Within this framework, WHO undertakes medical and scientific evaluations of dependence-producing drugs and makes recommendations to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs concerning the level of international control to be applied to them.

In order to implement a consistent and systematic review process, in 1986 WHO developed a formal procedure for its review of dependence-producing psychoactive substances. The new guidelines adopted in January 2000, reflect the developments that have taken place in the international drug control system since 1990…

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